Selling Your Soul

Some believe that photographs capture the soul of the person being photographed.  This is generally linked to the belief that your reflection is your soul.

I stumbled upon some old photographs that were for sale in an antique shop.  While the snapshots with people and animals did not interest me much, I did find the photos of places and things quite appealing.  the subject of my photographs are usually of things and not so much of people, especially not people posing.

This got me thinking: If your eyes are the windows to your soul then surely photos of things you look at and choose to capture tells something of who you are (soul) as well?

I bought a couple of photos.  I don’t know who took them, I don’t know when and where exactly some of them were taken.  All I know is that I like the things this person looked at and the way in which they chose to capture it – and that I think captures far more of your personality than a photo of your face.

If my photos ever end up for sale in an antique shop/second-hand store, I hope that someone will look at my pictures and think the same.  Maybe even see me in/through them.

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